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Adventurer
Adventurer
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Registered: ‎01-29-2013

Vivado gets stuck when switching between applications

I'm using Vivado 2014.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. Sometimes (at least once or twice a day) when I have a "customize IP" window open and then alt+tab between other applications, the customize IP window is gone when I switch back to Vivado, and the majority of options (including save and exit) are greyed out. The only thing I can do is kill the task, losing all of my work. If I try to close the program using alt+f4, then I get "A background task is running. Please wait until it completes and try again."

 

Attached is a screenshot showing all the options greyed out. Even if I close all other programs, it never shows the missing window, it has completely vanished and I cannot switch back to it.

 

This is incredibly frustrating and I have lost a lot of my time with this bug. Is there a way for me to file a bug report on this, or what can I do?

 

Screenshot from 2014-06-29 23:18:27.png
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Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎10-24-2013

Re: Vivado gets stuck when switching between applications

Hi,
Ubuntu is unsupported and hence we may not be able to comment on this issue.
Can you please try this in the supported OS?
Microsoft Windows Support
• Windows XP Professional (32-bit and 64-bit), English/Japanese
• Windows 7 and 7 SP1 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit), English/Japanese
• Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit), English/Japanese
Linux Support
• Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 5.8 - 5.10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 6.4 - 6.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.1 - 11.2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Cent OS 6.4 and 6.5 (64-bit)
Thanks,Vijay
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Adventurer
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Registered: ‎01-29-2013

Re: Vivado gets stuck when switching between applications

The software and kernels included with the Linux distro versions you specified are very outdated, unfortunately we cannot use them.

 

Why can Xilinx not support newer Linux distros?

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Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎10-24-2013

Re: Vivado gets stuck when switching between applications

Hi Currently the listed are the supported ones. We are working towards the enhancements and you may see them with future releases.
Thanks,Vijay
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Visitor martindreher
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Registered: ‎10-15-2015

Re: Vivado gets stuck when switching between applications

Hi,

 

I have the same issue with Vivado 2015.2. But now Vivado should support Ubuntu.

I use Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

 

Hope you can help. I change from Windows to Linux because I want to do the whole development (PS=Yocto, PL=Vivado) in one OS.

 

Thanks,

Martin

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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎04-16-2012

Re: Vivado gets stuck when switching between applications

Hi @martindreher

 

Check this memory recommendations: http://www.xilinx.com/design-tools/vivado/memory.htm

 

Thanks,

Vinay

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Registered: ‎07-21-2014

Re: Vivado gets stuck when switching between applications

@martindreher

 

Are you seeing the same issue with other projects? Can you try running any Vivado example design and let us know the results. Can you share the exact steps for us to reproduce the same behavior?

 

Thanks,
Anusheel
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Visitor martindreher
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Registered: ‎10-15-2015

Re: Vivado gets stuck when switching between applications

I can't reproduce it today. But I don't now what is different today...

Sorry.

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Teacher muzaffer
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Registered: ‎03-31-2012

Re: Vivado gets stuck when switching between applications

it's possible that one of the windows is hiding behind the main window. When you see this issue, try ALT-` (the toggle windows similar to alt-tab but only for windows in the same process) and see if you can bring the dialog box hiding behind to front.
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